Got a note in my car tax renewal about the new cashless charging for the dartford toll crossing.
As an infrequent user how am I supposed to find a shop miles that will sell the new prepayments
and I also note that you will be fined if you fail to pay. like the London congestion charge.
Now, the Highways Agency are spending about £65m retarting the toll area when the simplest thing would be to do
what the governemnt promised years ago and that was scrap the charge.
The charge was supposed to be temporary until the cost of the engineering works had been recovered.
This debt ended 2 years ago and the "temporary" charge was continued again as a temporary measure.
Now they are spending an absolute fortune to continue the robbery of the users but want to make it harder to pay,
possible to spy on every user by having a new database of payers and the vehicle they are paying for
and worse than that actually having a charge at all when it cannot be justified.
When do we get to be consulted on this? never.
All too late for making a complint to your MP, the work will start soon and your MP will be booted out next year
at the election so they arent going to get anywhere bringing it up in parliament anyway.